It is a typical Dutch trait: just say what you mean. However, in other cultures this bluntness can sometime be seen as rude. A Dutch person likes to give their opinion, solicited or unsolicited. Especially when doing business, the Dutch often go straight to their goal. The way in which the Dutch give feedback is often appreciated over time.

It’s benefits are being recognized; you know where you stand and there are fewer unnecessarily long meetings and discussions. However, this can sometimes clash with cultures where people are very reluctant to give their feedback. Therefore, it is good to look at the mix of cultures one is in and to adjust the level of directness slightly on that frame of reference.